Liberty ND PAC's 2015 North Dakota Legislative Agenda

 

Our organization has successfully built a legislative agenda for the 2015 North Dakota Legislative Session.

We've identified issues that are representative of our core values and that we will pursue this legislative session. Through the tremendous work of countless grassroots activists from across the state, Liberty ND PAC and other likeminded individuals have been able to get bills drafted for these key issues.  Furthermore, we've gathered thousands of petitions from across the state from citizens in agreement with this agenda.

If you've not already signed our petitions, please visit our legislative agenda page here: www.convergeonthecapitol.com/petitions

Here are the bills, listed with the issue they represent as well as a summary and the chief sponsor.

Title

Description

Sponsors

HB 1167

0% Income Tax - Takes the income tax rate to zero without removing the taxing authority itself.

Rep. Louser

HB 1283

Repeal Common Core, Testing - Requires the schools notify parents of specific types of tests and their right to opt their students out of those tests.

Rep. B. Koppelman

HB 1328

Drone Bill - Prevents the use of UAVs for surveillance except when a warrant is issued for a felony, and for certain specific instances such as natural disasters and border patrol.  

Rep. Becker

HB 1432

Stop the EPA - Establishes an Environmental impact litigation advisory committee and a fund with the purpose of participating in litigation for the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Rep. Brandenburg

HB 1442

Separation of Powers - Requires that all bills except the executive and judicial budgets name a sponsor. Subsection 3 of this bill needs to be eliminated to prevent agencies using it to continue to introduce unsponsored legislation.

Rep. Toman

HB 1453

Repeal Common Core, Data - Lists specifically what information can be maintained on a student, how to opt in to the data collection, and how to opt out of directory information.

Rep. B. Koppelman

HB 1461

Repeal Common Core, Withdraw from SBAC - Prevents DPI from binding the state to an expenditure of funds or changes in the laws of this state. Withdraws us from SBAC. Creates a committee to create replacement standards.

Rep. Kasper

SCR 4011

Stop Federal Entanglement - This resolution is a memo from the ND Legislature to the US Congress to withdraw itself from any unconstitutional role related to education, and to eliminate the US Department of Education.

Senator Cook

In order to continue to fight these battles, we absolutely must have your support in the following ways:

FIRST and most importantly, contact your legislator and let them know your positions on these bills. If you don't know your legislators, you can find them here:  https://www.legis.nd.gov/lcn/assembly/constituentViews/public/findmylegislator.htm

Making a personal phone call is the most effective method, however, providing a written email or letter is also important. I'd recommend you include the bill name and title in your subject. For example, "Please Support HB [bill #]".

SECOND, please make sure you attend any relevant committee hearings regarding these pieces of legislation. Most of the time government representatives and state employees (who have a vested interested in preserving government power) are the only people testifying. Please attend and share your thoughts with the Committee so they know how important these issues are to us as citizens.

Upcoming hearings:

Tuesday, January 27th, 9:15 am. HB 1167 - Representative Louser’s bill to take the income tax rate to zero percent will be heard in the Fort Totten room.

Wednesday, January 28th, 8:00 am. HB 1283 - Representative Koppleman’s bill to require the school district notify parents before administering certain tests and of the parents right to not allow their student to participate will be heard in the Pioneer room.

Monday, February 2nd, 8:00 am . HB 1461 - Representative Kasper's bill to Repeal Common Core will be heard in the Brynhild Haugland Room.

THIRD, in order to mobilize enough people statewide for petition gathering, committee hearings and contacting their legislators, we require much needed funds. Your contribution, of any amount, will go a long way to help our cause. We've collectively spent hours upon hours in these Committee hearings already and have sacrificed significant time and resources into ensuring that our efforts are successful.

With your contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or ANY amount you will help us counter the seemingly limitless funds of the often taxpayer-funded political Establishment.

We spread every penny as far as it can go and are building a statewide organization that will greatly contribute to future operations.  We're in this for the long haul -- the fight for our sacred liberties isn't going to end anytime soon.  Again, a contribution even as small as $10 will greatly assist our efforts.

Won't you help us today by donating online? Click the link in the upper right of the page to donate!

Or, if you prefer, mail your check or money order to:

Liberty ND PAC
218 W Ave D
Bismarck, ND 58501

Sincerely,

Jared Hendrix

Chairman, Liberty ND PAC

http://www.libertynd.com

Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2015